McCaa Uncut: Too early for 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters' impact

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by JOHN McCAA

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WFAA

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 14 at 7:16 PM

'Occupy Wall Street’ continues its demonstrations around the country.  Already people want to claim it's just as potent a political force as the Tea Party.
    
My answer is: Maybe, but not quite yet.
     
It's this week's Uncut commentary.

They've had a good start.
    
Like the Tea Party, they've gotten everyone's attention, expressed the frustration of many who are upset with a political and judicial system that jails out-of-work people for stealing groceries, but lets Wall Street fat cats - who nearly ruined the country - off without so much as a slap on the wrist.
    
We don't seem to have learned that it's not just the super rich that are too big to fail. It's the middle and working classes. The people who buy the washing machines and cars and all the products of the companies in which the super rich invest. In other words, the customers.

Without customers no business can survive.
    
‘Occupy Wall Street’ has given some of them a voice.
    
However, having a Tea Party impact remains to be seen, because the Tea Party grew to shake the political foundations in the last congressional election, pushing out many prominent politicians and changing the national dynamic.
    
‘Occupy Wall Street’ has that potential, but we'll have to wait to see if the demonstrations and anger and sit-ins are enough to help to ‘Occupy’ Washington.
    
They are "talking the talk," but will they convince enough of the rest of us to "walk the walk?"
    
Our answer comes in 13 months.
    
My thoughts tell me yours at jmccaa@wfaa.com.

 

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